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UCL: Lewandowski's Record Hattrick Fires Bayern Past Salzburg In Rampant Win At Munich

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Polish striker Robert Lewandowski completed a record-breaking 11-minute hat-trick to send Bayern Munich into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 7-1 win at home to Red Bull Salzburg on Tuesday.

Lewandowski, 33, had three goals to his name by the 23rd minute – the earliest anyone has ever completed a hat-trick in a Champions League game – as Bayern shook off their early nerves to crush Salzburg.

"This was definitely a statement from us, and it gives us hope that there is more like this to come," Bayern captain Manuel Neuer told the press after his side reached the last eight for a record 20th time.

Austrian champions Salzburg had held Bayern to a 1-1 draw in the first leg, but their hopes of an upset in Munich were left in tatters when Lewandowski scored a tap-in and two penalties to send Bayern on their way to a famous victory.

With just ten minutes and 27 seconds between Lewandowski's first and third goals, it was the fastest of the six hat-tricks the Pole has now scored in the Champions League.

The hattrick took him past Ajax's frontman Sebastien Haller (11) on the scoring chart as he now leads with 12 goals. Although, Ajax will still face Benfica for the second leg at Amsterdam where Haller could look to get in front again.

"We knew we had to attack the box early today and get Lewy into the game because he is so hard to defend against," said Thomas Mueller.

"We all knew how important this game was today. If we had been knocked out, it would have been a very sad next three months for us," he added.

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Oladimeji Balogun
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Oladimeji Balogun is a graduate of the University of Ilorin where he studied Microbiology, he is a w...

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UEFA Champions League 2021/2022 TABLE

UEFA Champions League
No Teams P Pts
1 Liverpool 13 28
2 Atletico Madrid 9 11
3 FC Porto 6 5
4 AC Milan 6 4
No Teams P Pts
1 AFC Ajax 7 18
2 Sporting CP 6 9
3 Borussia Dortmund 6 9
4 Besiktas 6 0
No Teams P Pts
1 Real Madrid 11 24
2 Inter Milan 6 10
3 Sheriff FC 6 7
4 Shakhtar Donetsk 6 2
No Teams P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 8 19
2 Benfica 11 12
3 Barcelona 6 7
4 FC Dynamo Kyiv 6 1
No Teams P Pts
1 Villarreal 16 17
2 Manchester United 7 11
3 Atalanta 6 6
4 Young Boys 6 5
No Teams P Pts
1 Lille OSC 11 11
2 FC Red Bull Salzburg 6 10
3 Sevilla 6 6
4 VfL Wolfsburg 6 5
No Teams P Pts
1 Chelsea 13 19
2 Juventus 12 15
3 F.C. Zenit Saint Petersburg 6 5
4 Malmo FF 6 1
Full Table

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Robert Lewandowski
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Lewandowski
PL Poland
  • HEIGHT

    678

  • WEIGHT

    81 kg

  • AGE

    33

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